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And so we reach the end……..

lunedì, dicembre 14th, 2009

We arrived in viareggio at 0300hrs this morning after what felt like going thruogh the washing machine, I have never seen so much spray! I had the wipers on full and still they would not clear the water, it was just solid. then the Stb wiper seized and the port one failed…great! out on deck [...]

When in Rome…

domenica, dicembre 13th, 2009

What a strange day……
Up at dawn to ensure the boat was ready for the visitors and guests. Although a lot of- in fact most of the cleaning was done by the shore staff, there was still the task of “Missoni-ising the boat”.
8 hours later, we are still to see a single person, maybe its the [...]

It just gets better!

sabato, dicembre 12th, 2009

So…… now, marching their way off to port are 4 waterspouts that have dropped out of the thunderstorm off of Capri.
Just incredible…………

Malta to Roma- well nearly!

sabato, dicembre 12th, 2009

After leaving Portomaso at 0600hrs yesterday in well, quite frankly horrid seas and a fresh wind, Magellano did her best to cope with what nature was flinging at her. It reallyn was pants. 50 miles of rolling and pitching. But we take heart that in any other boat we would have turned back or more [...]

Malta- I love you!!

venerdì, dicembre 11th, 2009

After a fairly bumpy few hours during the night we arrived in Malta, my first visit for 25 years- a lot has changed!
I love this place and Grand Harbour Valletta is as evocative today as it must have been 100 years ago.
For the last few years I have been reading everything I can on the [...]